Israeli doctor to head World Medical Association

Dr. Yoram Blachar, a veteran member of the WMA council beat two candidates from New Zealand and India.

By JTA
October 8, 2007 10:04
Israeli doctor to head World Medical Association

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An Israeli pediatrician was named president of the World Medical Association. Dr. Yoram Blachar, a veteran member of the WMA council, was promoted to president over the weekend, beating two candidates from New Zealand and India. The WMA represents millions of physicians hailing from 84 national medical associations worldwide. Blachar, 67, has been especially active in WMA debates on medical ethics but has vowed to boost the association's work on preventive care, especially in emerging nations. Blachar has also served as chairman of the Israel Medical Association since 1995.

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